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Monthly archive May, 2012

Funding Threatened for Domestic & Sexual Violence Protection

Programs that provide legal assistance, shelter, counseling, and other support for victims of domestic and sexual abuse are in jeopardy … Read more

McDonnell Criticized for Veto of Virginia Abused-Child Schooling Bill

By David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has found himself on the opposite side of advocacy groups spanning the political spectrum … Read more

VPLC Disappointed in Veto of SB 217


The Virginia Poverty Law Center and Voices for Virginia’s Children are deeply disappointed that Governor McDonnell has vetoed SB … Read more

Child Welfare and Housing Access Summit on June 12

Please join the Virginia Poverty Law Center, Voices for Virginia’s Children and FACES of Virginia Families for a day of … Read more

Bank of America Starts Mortgage Reduction Effort

By Natasha Singer, The New York Times

Bank of America has started sending letters to thousands of homeowners in the United … Read more

Foundation Awards Grants

By Tracy Agnew, Suffolk News-Herald

The keynote speaker at the breakfast was Jill Hanken, a staff attorney with the Virginia … Read more

Uninsured Face Tough Choices

By Raju Chebium, The News Leader

Virginia faces something of a no-win scenario as it awaits a Supreme Court ruling … Read more Launches with Upgraded Design, New Features, the free, statewide resource for those facing civil legal issues, relaunched today with a more user-friendly design and upgraded … Read more

Report: $40 Million in Rebates Could Be on the Way to Virginians

By Monique Coppola, Public News Service-VA

The check could be in the mail by August 1 for some individuals and businesses … Read more